[R] installing package maps

Ray Brownrigg Ray.Brownrigg at mcs.vuw.ac.nz
Thu Aug 22 12:40:53 CEST 2002

> Is there anybody using package maps, available at
> ftp://ftp.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/pub/statistics/map/
> I have installed it (version  maps_0.1-3.tar.gz wich seems to be latest, on
> R 1.5.1, linux), but whatever I do, I get a segfault.  Discussion in the
> mailing list suggests that the package is not finished yet but is still
> usable, at least on some platforms.  Does anybody has experience with
> similar problems, e.g. as
Sorry about that.  I have now put up maps_0.1-4.tar.gz.  The 0.1-3
version was fine on Solaris (which is where I had tested it first).
Unfortunately, I suspect that neither of these versions will work under
Windows, which is what prompted the changes to the sources in the first

Note that the 0.1-X series is now (Unix-) platform independent, since
the map databases are created from text files (the earlier
1.0-X_[intel|sparc] versions included binary databases).  If anybody has
succeeded in getting a Windows version that also compiles and runs
under Unix, I'd be happy to test it (on Solaris, Digital Unix and
RedHat7.3) so that it can be submitted to CRAN.

Ray Brownrigg
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